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Demon Deacons Nickname
Wake Forest athletic teams were once known as the "Baptists" and "Old Gold and Black."
However during a big win over Duke in 1921, sports editor Mayon Parker described Wake Forest as having played with a "devilish" spirit and coined the "Demon Deacons" nickname.
The Demon Deacon mascot first took the field in 1941.
As a dare from a fraternity brother, a student named Jack Baldwin dressed in top hat, tails and umbrella.
However what began as a prank has evolved into the costumed character that delights fans at WF sporting events and beyond.
Brian Piccolo - Brian's Song
Before Piccolo played for the Chicago Bears and later had his battle with cancer portrayed in the movie, Brian's Song, he played football at Wake Forest.
Piccolo led the nation in rushing and scoring his senior season.
Despite those achievements, Piccolo was undrafted and was forced to make the Chicago Bears as a free agent.